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Old 01-05-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
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I have recently purchased the XACT Portable Boombox and, because of next to no antenna signal strength, decided to purchase the Terk SIR6 roof antenna which indicates it is compatible with all Sirius plug and play and home receivers. However, the diameter of the Terk antenna is wider than the antenna provided by XACT, and I cannot seem to connect this Terk antenna to my boombox. Has anyone else encountered this problem, and if so, any suggestions on how to remedy? Alternatively, any suggestions on extending the XACT antenna to the roof of my house (the Terk 50 ft extension cable has the same diameter problem)? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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They both will fit, you just have to be a bit more forceful with them.
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I'll give it another shot. Thanks.
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they won't fit. It's physically impossible and the way that the boombox is designed, you can't drill out the hole.

I don't know why the hell they put the antenna connection so far in.
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Agree that it is physically impossible for it to fit given the fact that the antenna-in connection is recessed so far into the box and the increased diameter of the Terk antenna prevents the connection from being made. Any suggestions?
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Agree that it is physically impossible for it to fit given the fact that the antenna-in connection is recessed so far into the box and the increased diameter of the Terk antenna prevents the connection from being made. Any suggestions?
all I can think of is bitching at xact to send us a miniature extension
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The "collar" on the extension seems to be just rubber/plastic. It may be possible to sand or trim down that collar enough to be able to slip it into the boombox connector. I have not done it, but am faced with the same situation - purchased the extension for the boombox


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Is the original antenna that comes with the xact boombox weatherproof? My car kit antenna looks much more rugged. Anyway, the only way I can listen to the boombox in my kitchen (where I want it!) is with the antenna out on the back porch. Does anyone know if the boombox antenna can withstand New England weather? Thanks.
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